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BLOG: What is the Earnings Test, and Why is it Important for Agricultural Estate Planning?

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:31 PM by Allison Seiler
The need for estate planning for agricultural families has never been more evident than it is today. The average age of all farm producers in the United States has continually increased and reached 57.5 years old in 2017.[1]  While an aging prod...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Jacobsen Orr Adds Shareholder

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:50 AM by Jacobsen Orr
The Jacobsen Orr Law Firm of Kearney, which has provided comprehensive professional legal services to Greater Nebraska for over 40 years, is pleased to announce that Nicholas R. Norton has become a Shareholder of the firm. Nic Norton and his family...Read More
Posted in: Business, Criminal, Employment, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, General Law

BLOG: Medicaid Planning After L.B. 268 (2017)

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:54 AM by Justin Herrmann
On May 16, 2017, the Nebraska Legislature passed L.B. 268, which substantially reshaped the law in Nebraska concerning Medicaid recovery claims.  The fundamental principle of Medicaid estate recovery remained the same in that the Nebraska Depart...Read More
Posted in: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Herrmann and Chrisp Present at NPERS Retirement Seminar

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:03 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
On March 15, 2018, attorneys Justin R. Herrmann and Elizabeth J. Chrisp presented on estate planning topics at a retirement seminar for members of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (“NPERS”).  Mr. Herrmann and Ms. Chri...Read More
Posted in: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: The “Fiduciary Rule” Is Now In Question For Financial Planners

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM by Ryan Carson
If you are a financial planner or work in asset management, especially registered broker-dealers, then you are likely aware of big (and potentially scary) changes that occurred to your practice during the early summer of 2017.  In particular, th...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Ag Input Creditors Beware Certified Mail From The Nebraska Secretary Of State

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM by Brad Holbrook
An associate recently asked me a question relative to an agricultural input lien and a debtor’s ability to unilaterally seek the assistance of the Nebraska Secretary of State (SOS) to terminate the same.  I told him, poppycock, no such pro...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Cultivating Your Farmland and Your Farmland Opportunities

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:20 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
What does the future hold for your agricultural land or your ability to get more of it?  Our practice at Jacobsen Orr, by virtue of our presence at the epicenter of some of the best agricultural land in the world, deals with farmland and ranch...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Attention Parents: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Minor Children

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:36 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
As a new parent, I quickly learned that there are a multitude of things that parents worry about and estate planning is not at the top of the list.  Having a will that names a guardian for your minor children and establishes a testamentary trust...Read More
Posted in: Family, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: When do I need to update my estate plan?

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM by Justin Herrmann
It’s not uncommon for people to drag their feet when it comes to getting their estate plan in place.  Similarly, when estate planning documents finally do get executed, many people put the documents in a safe place, check estate planning o...Read More
Posted in: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM by Brad Holbrook
In Nebraska, and most likely in most other surrounding states, we have seen a considerable increase in the net worth of producers over the last several years.  Although various factors impact the net worth of producers, in my opinion, the variab...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Family, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning